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Corrections Connection: This Week In Corrections


We continue this week with stories from folks out in the field doing good for their community. May the holidays bring you and your family much happiness and cheer.
Jim, Corrections.com editor


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By the corrections community

Being good for goodness sake

From across the nation, we find examples of corrections professionals giving up their free time or giving a part of themselves so others not so fortunate can benefit. These are their stories.

Jamestown, North Dakota, pop. 14,600, sits in the middle of the state along Interstate I-94. Often referred to as the “Buffalo City”, Jamestown is noted for it’s three albino buffalo belonging to a herd managed by staff at the National Buffalo Museum, which is located on the outskirts of town.

One of the hidden “gems” of this community is the staff at the James River Correctional Center. This state run prison is “home” for 415 medium custody inmates. Read this week's full story.

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Regarding Jamming on the inside
This is something that should have federal funding and should be done in every prison in America. These criminals should not have this type of access, and should not be able to make these phone calls.
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The elements of inmate re-entry

Jeff Mellow discusses the factors needed to make re-entry succeed... Full story

Risk indicators for misconduct

Even though obtaining a position in law enforcement is a difficult process at best, we must consider the individuals who slip through the cracks. Full story

What smiles are made of

The mission of the Make a Smile Playground Project can be best described by its own name... Full story


Digital Solutions/Inmate Telephone, Inc. Releases Third Quarter Update

Digital Solutions/Inmate Telephone, Inc., a technology firm focused on improving operational efficiencies within the corrections industry... More

California DOCR completes deployment of ATG system

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has successfully deployed Trust Fund Administration and Commissary Operations applications... More

Keefe Receives AWEC’s Legacy Award

Keefe Group was honored by the Association of Women Executives in Corrections’ (AWEC) Executive Committee as the recipient of the 2008 Legacy Award. More


Luther Luckett warden retires

R. Thomas “Tom” Dailey, warden of Kentucky’s Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, will retire December 31, 2008. The 24-year KYDOC veteran has been... Full story.

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